Tennessee is pursuing a quarterback who could play a role on the field next season.
Offensive coordinator Tyson Helton has spoken with graduate transfer quarterback Alex Thomson from Wagner, according to Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel.
The move makes sense for the Vols. Tennessee holds 17 commitments in the Class of 2018, with holes elsewhere on the roster. Eating up a spot for a junior college quarterback doesn’t make much sense.
Thomson, or other grad transfers, are a more appealing option because they might be more open to a blueshirt. This means he doesn’t get a scholarship until he shows up for camp. His number would count against the Class of 2019, instead of 2018.
If Thomson goes elsewhere, expect the coaching staff to kick the tires, so to speak, on other grad-transfer options.
WMNL’s Josh Ward and SEC Country’s Blake Morgan discuss on the SEC Country podcast the Thomson situation and what he could bring the Vols. Ward also dives into the basketball game Wednesday night against Missouri.